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Madurai Travel Guide

Meenakshi Temple, MaduraiMadurai: Athens of the East

Right from the very beginning, Madurai has been known for its cultural and historical importance. In fact, it is believed that this city has been in existence from the past 2500 years. The rich heritage and unique architecture of this city makes Madurai Tourism a sought after experience. Embroidered by the River Vaigai, it is popularly called as the ‘city that never sleeps.’ Previously, it was also called as ‘Kadambavanam’ or the ‘forest of Kadamba.’ Both Tamil and Green scriptures record the existence of Madurai from 4th century BC, thereby adding to its historical significance. The Dravidian and Tamil culture of Madurai is definitely very enthralling. In addition to it, Madurai has been known for being the centre of academic learning.


The mere mention of Madurai Travel evokes the importance of Meenakshi Amman Temple in every traveller’s mind. Lauded for being one of the oldest temples in Madurai, it is named after Hindu Goddess Parvati but dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is definitely the heart line of Madurai Travel Guide. The Thirupparankundram Murugan Temple is considered very sacred and has gained significance for being an abode of Lord Murugan. One can also explore the Gandhi Museum in Madurai to explore the unknown facts related to the life of Mahatama Gandhi. Personal belongings of Gandhi can be still found in the ‘hall of relics’ of the museum. In addition, the Samanar Hills in Madurai, known for their famous caves, is embellished by Jain verses. Thus, go ahead and explore the tourist destinations in Madurai, known for their intricate designing and rich history.

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